(Original post by Sgt.Incontro)
I suggest you go for an auto, they are considered the norm in other countries anyway.
Im guessing they'll become the norm here one day as well, as more and more new cars are automatic or semi automatic, and the fact that now the modern automatics are better on fuel than some of the manuals
(Original post by de_monies)
I suppose Im a wimp or a homosexual or both for not caring what transmission a car is using, if the mpg is the same, the quality is the same,the look is the same, the market stays the same etc...
chill blad, wasn't serious. You're a gayder if you do it with another man, not if your car does the gears and clutch for you.
So you know a bit about cars WITHOUT knowing about modern cars? Interesting...
So? I only "know" about modern automatics, because I like efficiency and technology, and that's there with modern automatics. I know very little about older cars because I haven't really had a need to research in to them yet. I might do so when I buy a car
Theres nothing wrong with autos, they are just as good as manuals nowadays.. They are easier to use, same fuel consumption and same models to buy... I haven't really seen a valid argument other than "real men drive manuals" or "youll struggle to find older models with auto" where you can easily get a 37reg corsa in auto.
I would keep learning, you will have a lot more choice being able to drive a manual as well as an automatic.
If you have been learning to drive a year and still cant manage it then consider learning in an automatic.
Some tips i would suggest would be try setting off and stopping using the clutch /gears alone if possible. On certain roads in traffic you should be able to creep forward and stop using the clutch without braking, then apply the handbrake if you have to stop for an extended period so you dont destroy the clutch using it to hold your car instead of using the brakes.
Another thing is try looking at the rev counter and listening to the engine to see if its labouring and needs to change down, if its too loud consider changing up a gear.
What car do you learn in, maybe you just dont get on with the cars gearbox?